Sociology Now The Essentials

ISBN-10: 0205731996
ISBN-13: 9780205731992
Edition: 2nd 2011
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List price: $73.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486

Sociology Now reflects the discipline today and explores the big questions about multiculturalism and globalization that sociologists ask. Sociology has always offered a way to make sense of the complex and sometimes contradictory forces that shape our social lives in any era. AsSociology Now explains sociology as both a body of knowledge and a "way of seeing," it shows how two such forces in particular have come to preoccupy sociologists and influence the way they look at the events and experiences of the early twenty first century: The first isglobalization--the economic, political, cultural, and social interconnections among people and institutions all over the world. The second ismulticulturalism--the recognition that race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and other statuses are sources of social inequality, but also the foundations of our identities. Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and gender researcher, and co-author Amy Aronson, a journalist and media scholar, address these questions head-on as they make a compelling case for the importance of sociology in the contemporary world.

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
What Is Sociology?
Culture and Society
Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations
How Do We Know What We Know? the Methods of the Sociologist
Socialization
Deviance and Crime
Stratification and Social Class
Race and Ethnicity
Sex and Gender
The "Sociological Body": Age, Health, and Sexuality
The Family
Economy and Work
Politics and Media
Education, Religion, and Science
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
Comprehensive Table of Contents
What is Sociology?
Sociology as a Way of Seeing
Doing Sociology
Where Did Sociology Come From?
Contemporary Sociology
Sociology in the 21st Century, Sociology and You
Culture and Society
Culture
Elements of Culture
Cultural Expressions
Cultural Change
Culture in the 21st Century
Society: Interactions, Groups, and Organizations
Society: Putting Things in Context
The Social Construction of Reality
Elements of Social Structure
Groups
Social Networks
Organizations
Groups 'R' Us: Groups and Interactions in the 21st Century
How Do We Know What We Know? the Methods of the Sociologist
Why Sociological Methods Matter
Types of Sociological Research Methods
Social Science and the Problem of "Truth"
Doing Sociological Research
Issues in Conducting Research
Social Science Methods in the 21st Century: Emergent Methodologies
Socialization
Socialization and Biology
Socialization in Action
Models of Socialization
Agents of Socialization
Socialization and the Life Course
Socialization in the 21st Century
Deviance and Crime
What Is Deviance?
Conformity and Social Control
Deviance and Social Coherence
Sociological Theories of Deviance and Crime
Types of Crimes
Crime in the United States
The Criminal Justice System
Globalization and Crime
Deviance and Crime in the 21st Century
Stratification and Social Class
What Is Social Stratification?
Social Class
Poverty in the United States and Abroad
Social Mobility
Global Inequality
Class Identity and Class Inequality in the 21st Century
Race and Ethnicity
The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
Ethnic Groups in the United States
Ethnicity, Identity, and Conflict
Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century
Sex and Gender
Sex and Gender: Nature and Nurture
Becoming Gendered: Learning Gender Identity
Gender Inequality on a Global and Local Scale
Gender Inequality in the United States
The Politics of Gender
Gender Inequality in the 21st Century
The "Sociological Bosdy:" Age, Health, and Sexuality
The Social Body
Age: Identity and Inequality
Youth and Inequality
The Body in Sickness and Health
Studying Sexuality: Behaviors and Identities
American Sexual Behavior and Identities
Sexual Inequality
Age and Sexuality in the 21st Century
The Family
The Family Tree
Family and Ethnicity
Forming Families
Parenting
Family Transitions
Violence in Families
The Family in the 21st Century: "The Same as It Ever Was"
Economy and Work
The Economy and Society
The American Economy
Work, Identity, and Inequality
Diversity in the Workplace
Work and Economy in the 21st Century
Politics and Media
Politics: Power and Authority
Political Systems
The Political System of the United States
Political Change
What Are the Mass Media
Media Production and Consumption
Globalization of the Media
Politics and Media in the 21st Century
Education, Religion, and Science
Education in Social Context
The Sociology of Education
Religion and Science
Religion, Globally and Locally
Science in Sociological Perspective
Education, Religion, and Science in the 21st Century
Sociology of Environments: the Natural, Physical, and Human Worlds
The Human Environment
Theories of Global Population Growth
The Urban Environment
Sociology and the City
The Natural Environment
Environments in the 21st Century

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